Use a timer, plan a break and switch of al notifications on your phone. If you’re at the office, put on your earplugs and the not disturb mode.
- Do you set times for your tasks to be completed?
- Do you set aside time on Sundays to plan out the whole week or do you plan one day at a time? Why does that work for you?
- What type of phrasing is the most effective one when it comes to ordering the self? I generally use sentences like “do the dishes” and then I get mad at myself and don’t do the dishes because I was mean to my future self the day before.
- What do you do to avoid procrastination?
- How do you motivate yourself to achieve your To-Do list?
Nice question. I think we all have the same problem with procastination. In my opinion, you should stay away from electrical devices except your laptop if have to. Set timer for 1 hour and fully focus on the task. After every 1 working hour, stand up and go around or have a drink for 10 minutes. Then get back to work.
Best thing to do is to start. Pick up the pen and start to scribble and that scribbling will lead to words and now your task is in process.
Procrastinating is a problem, but it can have different reasons. Deep work really helps me. If you have many interruptions log during Deep Work I recommend to not write them but to write T as thought and F as feelimg. You can found more on Noting technique on Headspace app. I can't say that with your explanation I can understand your reasons for procrastinating, your main focus should be on the reasons, because procrastinating is effect, you should work on cause for that specific effect. For me it's helpful to meditate on Simple Habit app section On the go Work break where you can choose meditation Improve foczs or Stressed, choose 5 minites meditation. Sounds of nature also help me focus. I choose music from youtube and convert it with online converter. Search for soothing music and music for concentration. First listen and which music makes you feel relaxed choosw that music. Best wishes. ☺️
When I do this, it's because my "list" of things to do is full of items that are too large and broad to even get started on. Try making an actual list and break down the large tasks into smaller ones. Then prioritize the ugliest of those smaller tasks to do first. Once you knock those out, the rest of your tasks will fall like dominos. You're new problem will be finding the will to STOP working on your list. I hope that helps.
The best way to overcome procrastination is to understand it. Procrastination stems from a negative feeling about the task, of you can finding a way to change your perspective about it and become more excited to do it, you will H-E-B one step closer to motivating yourself towards completing these tasks promptly
I have found prioritising jobs really using to stopping me procrastinating. I use A for important, B for you need to do do, C for not essential right now. I ensure all A’s are done first and make sure at least all the B’s are done by the end of the day. Any jobs from C that I haven’t done, move onto tomorrow’s list and become a B job. That way I know it will get done.
Remember to take frequent breaks and I have yet to use this technique, but I've read that setting a timer where you absolutely have to start once the timer sets off has been helpful. Something like 10 minutes, to give you time to relax and prepare for the task at hand.
- What do you do when you don’t complete everything on your to do list? How do you not feel defeated?
- What to do items can you make into routines or habits instead?
- How do you balance making your to do list both feasible and inspiring? (If my to do list is only things I know I can get done in a day it is too simple and makes me not feel like I will achieve the things I want to
- I’m interested to know how many todo lists others have
- How far should I scale back my expectations when I fail? What if I fail every time for the rest of my life?
- How many items do you write in your To-do?
- How do you make time for yourself with 5 kids and a husband who works 12-14 hours a day?
- What specific practice do you have to keep your to do list simple, creative, and productive?
- When is the best time to write a To-do list. Before you sleep or when you wake up.
- Does your Write My To Do habit has deadlines?